An article from students participating in the University of Waterloo Mentorship Program.
Authors: Jonah Gilham, Cailen Bishoff, Austin Toresdahl, and Brooke Bonner
Awesome experience in Barrie with Dr. Schell at his two clinics, one a traditional optometrist clinic, and another a massive vision therapy practice. He showed us the ins and outs of what he does with the patients on any given day, practiced some vision therapy techniques and did some tests on ourselves. He showed us that an optometrist can do a lot more than just a 1 or 2 traditional eye exam, and that you can be just as diverse as you want to be as a practitioner. Definitely piqued our interest in vision therapy and gave us valuable knowledge and experience to help us shape what kind of ODs we want to be in the future!